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League Information for Winter 2019

By Megacity Basketball 12/28/2018, 4:15pm EST

Find out more about what leagues are open for 2019

On Point Mondays

Free Agent League – Only individual registration is accepted.

Games take place at Logos Gymnasium located at 33 Mallard Rd, North York, ON M3B 1S4 in North York.

Games will run from February – May on Monday evenings between 7pm-11pm.

Skill level: College, University, Highschool, Recreational, Intramural

All games officiated by TABO (Toronto Association of Basketball Officials)

 

Competitive Tuesdays

Games take place at HoopDome located at 75 Carl Hall Rd, North York, ON M3K 2B9 in Toronto.

Games will run from February – May on Tuesday evenings between 7pm-11pm.

Skill level: College, University, Highschool, Recreational  

All games officiated by TABO (Toronto Association of Basketball Officials)

 

Advanced Thursdays

Games take place at HoopDome located at 75 Carl Hall Rd, North York, ON M3K 2B9 in Toronto.

Games will run from March – May on Thursday evenings between 7pm-11pm.

Games are 40 minute stop-time format.

Skill level: Professional, University, College

All games officiated by TABO (Toronto Association of Basketball Officials)

 

Recreational Sundays

Games take place at the Malvern Family Resource Centre located at 90 Littles Rd, Scarborough, ON M1B 5E2 in Scarborough.

Games will run from February – May on Sunday afternoons between 3pm-7pm.

Skill level: Recreational, Intramural, Casual

All games officiated by TABO (Toronto Association of Basketball Officials)

*Please see REC league page to read more on rules and restrictions

 

Mill St. Sundays

Games take place at the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre  located at 627 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G3 in Downtown Toronto.

Games will run from February – May on Sunday evenings between 6pm-10pm.

All games officiated by TABO (Toronto Association of Basketball Officials)

*Each team must have at minimum 3 players over 30 years of age as of January 1, 2019.

 

MB REC IS RETURNING!

By Jon Phan 11/16/2018, 12:00am EST

MEGACITY BASKETBALL REC IS BACK!

With Megacity expanding it was only natural that the level of competition grew over the years. With that being said we are excited for the return of the REC division to allow for a wider range of competition levels throughout our league. In order to keep the REC division at the skill level that it is intended to be there are a few rules and restrictions that player rosters must abide by:

 

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RULES AND RESTRICTIONS:

• No Professional or former professional players permitted
• No Players with Collegiate Experience of any level permitted • No Players from Advanced or Competitive Divisions permitted

Players who have formerly played in the Competitive Division may or may not be permitted at the discretion of Megacity Basketball Staff Megacity Basketball reserves the rights to remove a player from the division if skill level is deemed to high

We look forward to seeing you all for the rebirth of REC!

DISTRICT 6 GET REVENGE AGAINST HONG SHING

By Megacity Basketball 11/08/2018, 2:30pm EST

In a rematch of the Summer finals, HONG SHING went to battle with DISTRICT 6 to close out Week 2.

 

DISTRICT 6 (Former Toon Squad)came into the game with a chip on their shoulders after losing a nail bitter to HONG SHING  in the Summer finals. HONG SHING seemed a bit rusty in the first half as they found themselves down 34-26 at the midway mark. In the second half, DISTRICT 6 showed a bit of fatigue as  HONG SHING mounted a comeback effort. In the end, DISTRICT 6 was able to stand their ground and hold off the treat as they would take this contest by a score of 65-58.

 

For D6, Jermaine Lightbody made his presence felt finishing with a double double of 18 points and ten boards. Ancil Martin put on a display of his athleticism putting together 18 points, 4 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and an assist. Tyrone Dickson also added eleven points, seven rebounds and a block in a great win for D6.


 

Christian Casimier made his return to Megacity action with a team high 19 points to go with three rebounds. Simon Cummings put up 8 points, six assists and four rebounds while OJ Simpson plugged in with 6 points and six boards.

 

Next week, DISTRICT 6 (1-0) battle it out with HSG PANTHERS (1-1) at 9:00 pm and HONG SHING (0-1) matches up with BROOK (1-1)

SHARKS TAKE VICTORY OVER BROOK

By Megacity Basketball 11/08/2018, 2:15pm EST

First game of the evening saw SHARKS taking on BROOK.

 

Early in the game, teams seemed to be getting a feel for one another as both took the first few minutes of the game trading baskets back and forth. Fast forward to the mid way of the first half, SHARKS would pull ahead by picking apart the BROOK defense and at halftime they found themselves up 28-17. In the second half, BROOK would make an effort to fight back but could not put a stop to the SHARKS offense. In the end, SHARKS would eventually take this contest by a final score of 66-55.

 

Leading the offensive charge for Sharks was Dan Beiderman, who finished with a double double of 19 points and thirteen rebounds. Close behind was Vadim Razenburg who had a double double of his own with 17 points and twelve rebounds. Karl Federick also had a great game as he wrapped up his night with 24 points, two rebounds, 3 assists and two steals.

 

For Sunnybrook, Leon Samuels finished with a game high 24 points to go with 4 rebounds and 4 assists in the loss. Big man, Jesse Adjei played his part as he recorded 15 points, five rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block. Front court teammate She Sheppard didn’t have a great offensive night but was a beast on the glass as he finished with  14 rebounds and eight points.

 

Next week, SHARKS (2-0) face off against UPTOWN (0-2) at 7:00 pm and BROOK (1-1) play HONG SHING (0-1) which historically has proven to be a must watch match up @ Hoopdome.

HSG PANTHERS LOCK DOWN W OVER UPTOWN

By Megacity Basketball 11/08/2018, 2:00pm EST

The second game at Hoopdome featured HSG PANTHERS taking on UPTOWN.

 

After suffering a loss in their first Megacity Basketball game, HSG PANTHERS followed up with a breakout game against UPTOWN. HSG PANTHERS did a great job of getting defensive stops on one end, then running up the court the other way to score in transition. Give credit to UPTOWN as they were able to string together a few runs in the second half that was just enough to humble their opponents. However, HSG PANTHERS would lock in their first Megacity win by a final score of 73-64.

 

HSG was lead by Balil Forde who dropped a team high 18 points to go with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. Taj Forde pitched in with 13 points, six rebounds, two steals, and two assists. Yaseen Douglas and Jamal Douglas finished with 12 points each in the victory.

 

Leading the offensive charge for Uptown was Zuhair Kanji who exploded for 30 points to go with seven rebounds, a steal and an assist. Milad Gulam also had a good night with 15 points, seven boards, two steals and an assist. New addition to the  roster, Stef Bifsha chipped in with 6 points, six boards, six assists and a steal in the loss.

 

Next week, UPTOWN (0-2) square up against SHARKS (2-0) @ 8:00 pm  and HSG PANTHERS(1-1) go toe to toe with District 6 (1-0)

ADVANCED THURSDAYS WEEK 1 PREVIEW

By Megacity Basketball 11/07/2018, 7:00pm EST

ADV THURSDAY PREVIEW

 

After a long wait, Hoopdome is open and we are excited to kick off the Fall 2018 season.

 

The 7:10 pm game features Coach Tony Zou and his dangerous TOBEN squad matched up against an athletic and talented DESTA TRAINING team whom are looking to make a statement this season

 

The 8:20 pm game has an experienced and disciplined TBD team that sticks to the fundamentals, against a TEAM CZ who are making their return to Advanced Thursdays after taking the Summer season off


 

At 9:30 pm, the 2018 Summer league champions, New Regime, are back for another run at the MB trophy as they pair up against a Toon Squad team that found success in our Tuesday divisions but have now leveled up to Advanced Thursdays.

 

The Summer league runner up, Avengers, will have this week off but you can definitely count on them to be hungry for the chip and to be ready for action after taking an L in the finals last season,

 

Good Luck to all this season!

 

-MB

COMPETITIVE WEDNESDAY WEEK 5 PREVIEW

By Megacity Basketball 11/07/2018, 2:30pm EST

Week 5 games tip off tonight at 9:30 pm over a Logos Fellowship (33 Mallard Rd).


 

Game 1 of 2 features Grind Time (2-0) taking on Salami & Cheese (2-1). Both teams currently sit in the number one and number two spot in the standings and should be a great contest to get things started for the evening. Teams match up in almost every category but our prediction is whoever can control the glass on the defensive and offensive end will emerge with the W.

 

Grind Time had last week off while Salami & Cheese are coming off a Halloween night victory over Game Blouses.

 

KEY MATCH UP: Ryan Michalski vs Vadim Razenberg




 

In game 2 of 2, we see Classick (1-1) taking on the defending champs: Bugatti Boys (2-1)

 

On paper, Classick has the size advantage over their opponents but Bugatti has the speed and chemistry advantage. On top of that the one two punch of Chua and Zapanza have combined for a total 122 points this season and have been nothing less than stellar in the early half of the season.

 

Last week Classick had the bye week while Bugatti cruised to an easy win over a shorthanded and injured Savages team.

 

KEY MATCH UP: Delly Thomas vs Erwin Zapanza

 

CLASSICK CRACK ATLAS PERFORMANCE

By Megacity Basketball 11/07/2018, 5:13am EST

The Final game of the night saw Classick taking on Atlas Elite Performance.

 

Both teams came into this game hungry for a victory but Classick would get the early edge on their opponents. Neither team shot the ball very well in the first half but at the midway point, Classick carried a 35-25 lead. In the second half, Atlas Elite Performance rallied together and put together a solid comeback effort but fell short as turnovers ended up being the deciding factor. Classick would take the 65-52 win.

 

Ahsin Mahmood lead his team in the points category as he finished up with a team high 14 points. Delly Thomas was all over the stat sheet as he racked up 12 points, seven rebounds, five assists and six steals. Big man, Andre Miller finished his night with 11 points and nine rebounds in the victory.

 

Norman Penola lead the way for Atlas as he marked up 22 points, six rebounds, three assist and three steals. Brandon Chong helped the cause finishing with eight points while Martin Cruz logged in 6 points, two rebounds, eight assists and three steals in the loss.


Next week Classick (4-1) have a bye week while Atlas Elite Performance (2-2) take on T Rexx (0-5)

INVESTMENT ACADEMY MASH UP MANDEM

By Megacity Basketball 11/07/2018, 5:00am EST

The third game of the night featured Investment Academy taking on Mandem.

 

In the first half, it was a back and forth affair as both teams were able to keep pace with each other on the offensive end. Mandem would go no a run and Investment Academy would answer back, Investment Academy would pull ahead but Mandem would be right behind them. At half, the score was sitting at 27-26 in favor of Investment Academy. In the second half, Mandem made a few key mental mistakes which allowed Investment Academy to secure the 63-59 victory.


 

Akeem Isaac finished with a game high 25 points and looked more like the AK that we know. Akai Netty put another solid performance together for his team as he finished the game with 18 points, three rebounds and an assist. Gabirel Mendes Ferriera was a spark for I.A. as he finished with 8 points, three rebounds, two assist and a steal.

 

The very animated and vocal Jamal Crawford lead his team with 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists in the loss while former GM and now player, Clayton Conway shot the ball well from beyond the arc as he finished his night with 15 points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal. Jon Phan also played a solid game as he pitched in with 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals for his team.

 

Next week, Mandem (1-3) match up against Unruly (3-2) at 7pm while Investment Academy (3-1) will take on Titans (3-2)

TITANS TARE DOWN T REXX

By Megacity Basketball 11/07/2018, 4:45am EST

Week 5 kicked off with Titans taking on T Rexx

 

Despite being a 7pm start, Titans came prepared. They started the game off with an offensive explosion as they managed to pull ahead early. At halftime, Titans found themselves up 42-19. T Rexx would gain momentum and managed to go on a few offensive runs in the second half but in the end it was too little too late for T Rexx as Titans would take this contest by a final score of 69-49.

 

Mike Cruz finished with a league high 30 points to go with five rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal. Jefferson Simeon has been a tear on the glass this season and tonight was no different as he finished with 8 points and thirteen rebounds in the victory. Paolo Vergara chipped in with a solid effort as he finished with 9 points and seven rebounds

 

For T Rexx, Kyle Edwards lead his team with 14 points in the loss while Rahul De’Golder  hit for 11 points. Honourable mention: Andrew Mitchell showed solid defense in the paint for T Rexx this game recording 3 blocks to go with his 9 points and 6 rebounds.

 

Next week T Rexx (0-5) will try to bounce back as they go toe to toe with Atlas Elite Performance (2-2) at 8pm and Titans (3-2) take on Investment Academy (3-1) at 9pm.

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